President, TMD Brand, Mr. Marvellous Dada

The Hospitality and Business Summit  2024 (HBS2024), an annual event organised by The Marvellous Dada Brand (TMD Brand) will be holding this year edition at the prestigious Lagos Marriott Hotel, Ikeja GRA.

The architect and Founder of The Marvellous Dada Brand, Mr. Marvellous Dada during an interview with Travelscope Magazine disclosed that the Hospitality and Business Summit tagged HBS.2.0 is a must-attend for everyone passionate about tourism and hospitality industry.

“Whether you are a beginner in the culinary, hospitality, and tourism industries or you are interested in getting into it, this summit allows you to gain insider information about working in this industry and how to build a career in it”, Dada said.

Dada stated further that with the high caliber of expected speakers and panelists at the forum, HBS 2024 will be a forum to be gainfully impacted and acquired knowledge by all the aspiring professionals in the hospitality and tourism industry in Nigeria.

TMD Brand Team

It will also serve as an avenue to network with stakeholders, experts, scholars and professionals in the sector.

“TMD Brand is connected with at least 10 hospitality and Tourism schools across Nigeria. Therefore, at this summit, participants will have many opportunities to network with other students and individuals in the hospitality field”, Dada added.

The Convener stated that HBS 2024 is a free-for-all event lined up with lots of activities.

At HBS 2024, three outstanding students will be going home with scholarships from the International Hospitality Institute, USA.

The Honourable Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Ogun State, Hon. Sesan Fagbayi and Managing Editor, Travelscope Magazine and Convener, Youth Tourism and Hospitality Leaders Forum  YTHLF, Mr. Omololu Olumuyiwa are the Keynote Speakers at the summit.

Some of the distinguished panelists lined up are Director of African Association of Women in Tourism and Hospitality,  Aisha Yusuf; CEO, Hospitality Business School (HBS), Dr Eric Mekwuye; Dr. Belinda Nwosu, Faculty Member, Lagos Business School; CEO, WAKANOW, Adenike Macaulay; and Omonefe Lynch, an Hospitality and Culture Developer.

Notable among the expected special guests are Mrs. Ime Udo, Special Adviser on Tourism to the Governor of Akwa Ibom and President, Nigeria Association of Tour Operators (NATOP); Yvonne Joseph, CEO, 2wenty2 Hospitality Inc. and Founder, Girls in Tourism Foundation; Ahmed Raza, General Manager, Radisson Hotel Group; Aditya Chacko, General Manager of Lagos Marriott Hotel and President, Women in Hospitality Nigeria (WHIN), Mrs. Justina Ovat.

Others are CEO, West Africa Hospitality Organization (WATO), Ola Wright; Rita Opiah, General Manager, Park Inn by Radisson; Amaka Amatokwu-Ndekwu, Convener, Pyne Awards Africa; Assistant Director, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Brian Efa; Chairman, Institute of Hospitality – Nigeria, Mr. Olufemi Falebita; Mr. Samson Aturu, President, Hospitality and Tourism Management Association of Nigeria (HATMAN); Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Mr. Obi Asika; Deputy Provost, Wavecrest College of Hospitality, Ifeoma Nwabachili and Apostle Ilori Philip, CEO, Alphavet services.

The HBS organiser, TMD BRAND, is a brand that connects professionals, institutions, and initiatives with the student community of Hospitality and Tourism. The largest gathering of Hospitality and Tourism students in Nigeria.

The Hospitality and Business Summit is a significant event that brings together students from various institutions alongside young professionals to learn strategic wisdom for cross-generational impacts.

With Endorsement from National and International Global organisations like the International Hospitality Institute USA, Institute of Hospitality, National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA) and student societies from over 10 institutions.

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